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Uploading Documents to BU CareerLink

October 16, 2014

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator  You’ve heard all about applying for internships and jobs through BU CareerLink, but did you also know that you can manage all of your career-related documents too? That includes your resumes, cover letters, transcripts, and more? Here are some instructions and a few tips to ensure it all goes smoothly. Step-by-Step Instructions 1. Click on the DOCUMENTS tab at the top of any BU CareerLink page 2. Click Add NEW 3. Name the document to be...

The Question Every Curious Person Should Ask

October 9, 2014

By Doug Edwards, Career Counselor  By ‘curious’ I mean really curious. You think learning something is its own reward. If you could be a student for the rest of your life, you would. That kind of curious. You’re interested in so many things, you’ve had a hard time choosing a major or particular career path. The advice “follow your interests” points in too many directions. In fact, “follow your passion” isn’t helpful because your passion is to...

Summer Experience Showcase

October 2, 2014

By Eleanor Cartelli, Associate Director, Marketing and Communications Next summer might feel far away now, but the school year always seems to fly by, doesn’t it? Plus, the sooner you start planning, the more likely it is that whatever you do will be a truly great experience. But if you don’t have any idea what to do, how do you figure it out? A great way to get started is to talk to other Terriers about...

Parents: Cover Letters: The Broccoli of Professional Development

September 29, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development A lot of people, students included, dread writing cover letters and try to avoid the task if at all possible. Like broccoli, cover letters are good for you and aren’t as tough to conquer as some might think. Some students don’t realize why cover letters are important, believing a resume is enough. Some postpone applying for internships or jobs until the last minute, not leaving themselves time to...

10 Ways that Using the CCD Can Help You Land a Great Internship

September 25, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, Center for Career Development Maybe you’ve done an internship already or maybe you haven’t yet, but either way you probably know that having done at least one increases your chances of getting a great job after graduation. At the CCD, we want to help all students figure out where they want to go and how to get there, and internships are a big piece of the puzzle. But, you may be asking, how...

First Generation Students: How to Find Support on Campus

September 18, 2014

By Tesla Abrego, Student Outreach Coordinator, Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center Congratulations! You are the first person in your family to go to college! Undoubtedly, you have overcome many challenges along the way and are now living, studying, and exploring with your peers at Boston University. By now you have picked up some swag from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, swiped in for a Ben & Jerry’s run at Late Night, and  “bff'ed” it...

With Job Applications, Details Matter

September 11, 2014

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager  Finding a job can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.  Working in Employer Relations, I constantly talk with employers about what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate and the best ways to stand out from the crowd. Many candidates seem to forget that details matter.  These tips won’t guarantee you get the job, but they can make a difference.  Don’t lose out on a great opportunity because of one of these...

How to Target your Resume

September 4, 2014

By Patty Antonelli, Associate Director, Counseling and Programs I’m often asked by students what they should do to get recruiters to read their resume. My response is to create a targeted resume for each position you apply for, whether an internship or a job. This may seem daunting. You are probably saying to yourself, “I don’t have time to create a new resume for each position I apply for.” In reality, you do not have to write a...

Parents: Tips for Career Expo Success

August 25, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development Every October, we fill BU’s George Sherman Union with more than 100 employers from various industries looking to recruit BU students of all majors for internship and full-time positions. Open to all students and alumni, the Fall Career Expo is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with recruiters, explore possible career options, or simply see what a typical career fair is like. No matter where your student...

Parents: Tips for a Great Year

August 4, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, Center for Career Development We can’t believe it, but the fall semester is here. We hope your student had a restful but productive summer. Whatever they did—internship, classes, research, summer job—we hope it was a great experience, and they gained some insight to help inform decisions about their future. At the Center for Career Development (CCD), we’re here to help your student determine who they are and what they want to do after...